Thursday, November 15, 2012

Resurrecting the Blog

Wow, it's been a long time!  After I closed the blog last Spring, I didn't intend to blog again.   Time has become a rare and precious commodity, and I had grown tired of dealing with the unsolicited opinions that can sometimes come from choosing to share your life and personal choices openly.

But, I have missed blogging.  I have missed having one central location to record all of the happy little moments and precious memories that we are making.

So much has happened in the last 18 months.  It hasn't always been a smooth journey, but it has been an incredible time of seeing God turn us into a family of 6, work to grow our faith and trust, and to provide for our needs. 

In Luke 19:40 Jesus said, “If we keep quiet (and don’t praise God), the stones will cry out.”

Samuel used stones as a memorial when he wanted God’s people to remember His goodness and faithfulness. First Samuel 7:12 says that when God enabled the Israelites to defeat the Philistines, the Prophet Samuel “took a stone and … named it Ebenezer, saying, ‘Thus far has the Lord helped us.’”

Joshua also used stones to help God’s people remember His goodness. After wandering in the wilderness for 40 years, the Israelites experienced the power of God to roll back the waters of the Jordan River, enabling them to cross over and take possession of the Promised Land. Joshua then commanded them to build a memorial of stones as a public testimony of what God had done for them.

In a way, this blog is my stone of remembrance: a place to record all of the sweet, small everyday family moments that I cherish and to record all that has happened and all that God has done, a memorial to record for my familyour story of God's goodness and provision.  
If you happen to read this, then welcome (or welcome back).  I can't promise to blog every day, and it is going to take a while to catch up on all that has happened, but it's good to be back and I can't wait to get started. 

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